NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — With Yale University President Richard C. Levin stepping down after two decades leading the Ivy League school, the opening of one of the most coveted jobs in higher education is expected to draw top talent.
Levin announced Thursday he would leave the post at end of the academic year. His successor will inherit substantial campus renovations that Levin presided over, and a dramatically-grown endowment that is second only to Harvard University.
A professor and former dean says Yale will be looking for a candidate who can continue expanding the university globally while finding ways to support generous financial aid and recruit leaders in their fields.
With its history of educating future presidents and business leaders, the search for a new president at Yale is likely to attract big names.